High Ballin’ UP 844!

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High Ballin’ UP 844! | Train Fanatics Videos
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“Highball. A train signal consisting of a ball that is run up a pole to inform the engineer that the track ahead is clear. A ball at the high position (high ball) indicates the track is clear.”

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In one of the most continuous pacing shots ever seen, they managed to keep up from Denver, Colorado to the depot in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Check out the furious running gear action as UP 844 High Balls at speeds of up to 75 -80 miles per hour!

Ordered by Union Pacific in 1944, UP 844 was designed by Union Pacific and ALCO to safely pull a Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: Union Pacific
  • Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive FEF-3 class Northern
  • Builder: American Locomotive Company
  • Locomotive and tender weight: 907,890 lbs
  • Tractive effort: 63,750 lbf

Let us know you have ever seen UP 844 barreling down the tracks! We would love to hear about your experience!

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